Dental implants are the next best thing to keeping your own teeth in your head. We use them to replace missing teeth. First, a titanium rod is drilled into the jawbone to serve as the new “root” of the tooth. Once the rod bonds to the bone (a process called “osseointegration”) we add a crown to the implant. That crown then functions exactly the same way a normal tooth would function, and looks exactly the same way a normal tooth would look.
Implants are superior to dentures and bridges, which move and shift, drawing unwanted attention. You even clean implants exactly the same way you clean your regular teeth.
Average teeth: $1,500
Lasts for: The implant lasts for a lifetime. The crown typically needs to be replaced every 10-15 years.